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5/5

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Patrick

31 years of experience
1053 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Volkswagen GTI - Water Pump - Austin, Texas
Patrick Facundo is a great VW mechanic guy, And. He did fix my GTI very fast done than other VW dealer or private too .
Ford Fusion - Water Pump - Austin, Texas
Patrick met me at my work, did an excellent job, and provided me an honest assessment of what my car needs next.

Brett

8 years of experience
176 reviews
Brett
8 years of experience
Dodge Dakota - Water Pump - Austin, Texas
Brett was amazing!! Very Knowledgeable and took great care of me!! I highly recommend Brett and "Your Mechanic"!! Service could not have been better. Much less the savings of Money.. Peace of mind by getting my undriveable car fixed in my driveway without having to add towing fees.. and a more expensive quote by several nearby shops. Brett is My Mechanic!! and YOUR MECHANIC is my shop for all my cars and trucks. Thank you.. Mark A. Weaver, OD
Buick Century - Water Pump - Austin, Texas
Very resourceful and knew exactly what he was doing

Jordan

7 years of experience
59 reviews
Jordan
7 years of experience
Honda CR-V - Water Pump - Austin, Texas
Jordan does great work, no fuss and very professional. He answers questions, explains any issues before proceeding, and has a great demeanor. We'll be using him in the future.
Jeep Commander - Water Pump - Austin, Texas
Jordan was on time and completed the scheduled work within the timeframe given. I wouldn't hesitate to book him again for future work.

Martin

40 years of experience
90 reviews
Martin
40 years of experience
Buick Lucerne - Water Pump - Austin, Texas
Service delivered as promised, exceeding my expectation. Martin was prompt, courteous, and efficient. I don't expect to ever sit in a repair shop waiting room again. YourMechanic rocks!
Pontiac G6 - Water Pump - Austin, Texas
Martin was fast and friendly. I would recommend him to all my friends and family.

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
Chevrolet C2500 - Water Pump - Austin, Texas
charles is a very good mechanic
BMW 528i - Water Pump - Austin, Texas
On time and very knowledgeable

Nathan

15 years of experience
191 reviews
Nathan
15 years of experience
Ford Expedition - Water Pump - Austin, Texas
Great job!
GMC Canyon - Water Pump - Austin, Texas
Great

Duy

11 years of experience
69 reviews
Duy
11 years of experience
Jeep Commander - Water Pump - Austin, Texas
Duy was fantastic! He was fast, friendly and very knowledgeable. He is everything you’d want in a mechanic. I highly recommend him. Thanks Duy!

Terrell

39 years of experience
48 reviews
Terrell
39 years of experience
Dodge Ram 1500 - Water Pump - Austin, Texas
Very good experience I certainly will recommend to everyone. Sweet respectful gentlemen.

Aaron

8 years of experience
72 reviews
Aaron
8 years of experience
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Water Pump - Austin, Texas
Replaced my water pump quickly and professionally. Thanks, Aaron!

James

25 years of experience
25 reviews
James
25 years of experience
GMC Sierra 1500 - Water Pump - Austin, Texas
Very knowledgeable and professional Great service


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in Austin?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Austin. Our mechanics in Austin are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Austin.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Volkswagen Passat $792 $319.96 $471.94 17% $954.21
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $432 $287.81 $143.98 10% $481.31
2007 Mazda 3 $222 $93.84 $127.98 16% $265.84
2005 BMW 525i $378 $161.95 $215.97 16% $452.20
2006 Audi A3 $673 $368.89 $303.96 13% $777.39
2004 Jaguar S-Type $482 $201.96 $279.96 16% $578.21

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Water Pump Replacement Service

What is a water pump and how does it work?

The water pump is a belt or chain-driven engine accessory bolted to the engine above the crankshaft pulley. The pump housing has an impeller that circulates engine coolant through the cooling system passageways in the engine block and cylinder head, on to the radiator, where the coolant temperature is reduced. . The lower temperature coolant then flows back to the water inlet on the engine and the water pump continues the cycle.

When to consider replacing the water pump:

  • Coolant leaks or overheating. The water pump impeller shaft is supported by a bearing. Eventually, the bearing or seal can wear and leak or damage the impeller. Many water pumps have weep holes near the pump bearing. If you see significant leakage from that weep hole, it is time to replace the pump.
  • Bearing roughness or noise. If the water pump shaft does not turn smoothly or the pump is noisy, the bearing is excessively worn. Pump replacement will be necessary.
  • Timing belt replacement. In engines where the water pump is driven by the timing belt, it is a good idea to replace the water pump at the same time the timing belt is replaced. The extensive work explains why it is always recommended to replace the water pump whenever the mechanic already has these components removed for regularly scheduled timing belt replacement.

How do mechanics replace the water pump?

  • The water pump is usually bolted to the front of the engine. The replacement procedure will vary depending on whether the pump is driven by the timing belt, the serpentine belt, or chain.
  • On a cold engine, the engine coolant is drained to a level below the water pump.
  • Components that require removing to access the water pump are removed, including the belt or chain that directly drive the pump.
  • The bolts holding the pump to the engine are removed and the pump is pulled out.
  • The gasket surface must be cleaned and the pump mounting surface inspected. A new gasket, rubber seal, or RTV sealant, as required, is installed and then the new pump. The bolts are torqued in sequence using a calibrated inch pound torque wrench.
  • For applications where the water pump is driven by the timing belt, the timing belt must be removed. Typically, this requires removal of the crankshaft pulley, timing belt covers, and timing belt tensioner. Once the new pump is installed, new coolant is added back while bleeding the cooling system of any air. The engine is then run and brought to normal operating temperature to check for leaks and ensure normal operating temperature.

Is it safe to drive with a water pump problem?

No. Should the water pump only leak a little bit, you can drive the car. However, a small leak could suddenly enlarge or the pump bearing might unexpectedly seize. Either circumstance would likely cause engine overheating. If a defective water pump causes the overheating, it is not safe to drive because of the damage to the engine.

When replacing the water pump keep in mind:

  • It is best to install a new cooling system thermostat when you install a new water pump, especially if the thermostat is old or original.
  • Completely flushing the cooling system is a good idea when you replace the water pump. Flushing can be done before or after pump replacement.
  • The rest of the cooling system should be inspected too — particularly rubber hoses, which have a limited lifetime.

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